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Course module: SK-INTRAPR
Research in Intracellular Processes and
Course infoSchedule
Course codeSK-INTRAPR
ECTS Credits3
Category / LevelM (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byFaculty of Science; Graduate School of Life Sciences; Graduate School of Life Sciences;
Contact personprof. dr. Klumperman
Contactperson for the course
prof. dr. Klumperman
Other courses by this lecturer
Teaching period
W46A  (12/11/2018 to 30/11/2018)
Teaching period in which the course begins
Time slot-: Not in use
Study mode
RemarkCourse period 12-23 November
Course application processCourse coordinator
Additional informationCourse coordinator
Enrolling through OSIRISNo
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesNo
Waiting listNo
Course placement processdocent
At the end of this course students have profound knowledge on:
complex molecular mechanisms that underlie the cell biological areas of membrane traffic, cytoskeleton and cell division
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
1. Read research articles critically
2. Analyse the research goal
3. Analyse and discuss the research questions & approach
4. Explain the molecular or technical background of advanced research methods in cell biology
5. Explain the suitability of a defined advanced research method for addressing a  research question in cell biology
6. Discuss the essential steps in research design
7. Prepare a consise written research proposal
8. Discuss and present the research proposal in the group
Description of content

Four teachers will describe their research and discuss 4 topics. In teams of 4 students they work in collaborative setting for one week to write a consise research proposal that will be reviewed by panel of teachers.
This course will:
1) deepen knowledge on mechanistic membrane processes of cell biology (membrane traffic, cytoskeleton, signaling) in a research based manner. The students should acquire and use what they know of Cell Biology to address scientific questions experimentally.
2) expose you to in-depth theory of cutting-edge techniques like Organoid cultures and CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing.
3) teach you to think creatively and scientifically through the writing of a research proposal.
Literature/study material used:

Several research papers and reviews provided by teachers
Mandatory for students in Master’s programme: NO.
Optional for students in other Master’s programmes GS-LS: NO
Entry requirements
Prerequisite knowledge
Bachelor level Cell Biology (Moleculer Biology of the Cell by Alberts)
First come first serve with priority for MCLS students from Molecules & Cells track
Required materials
Instructional formats



Final result
Test weight100
Minimum grade-

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